Transforming Lives and Building Dreams Capital Campaign
Spanish River Christian School is poised to embark on a new stage of development. Amid successfully securing approval from City of Boca Raton for our new school building, the Lord presented us with an amazing opportunity for school campus expansion. In His perfect timing, Spanish River Church and School was provided with the chance to purchase five acres of land adjacent to our campus to the east previously occupied by First Baptist Church of Boca Raton. The SRCS School Board, Capital Campaign Committee and school leaders were made aware of this new opportunity, and all could see God at work on behalf of SRCS. After many discussions and a lot of prayer, the Lord made His will clear. Through the support of many and some strategic financing, we are acquiring this important property while we continue to fundraise to support the project. In light of our acquisition of this new property, we are excited to share the updated plans for our building campaign.
The SRC Counseling Center and Youth Ministry will be moving to existing buildings on the new property, which will allow our school to renovate the Counseling Center (Building D) and Youth Ministry (Building G) this summer for school use. Building D will become the home of our new SRCS Welcome Center and Administrative Offices on the north side of campus, with a floor plan very similar to our original design and with more square footage. The Youth Ministry building, which includes a two-story section, will become our new indoor cafeteria on one end and will provide additional classrooms and meeting space on the other. These building renovations should be complete by the fall of 2021, allowing us to avoid a full year of construction on our campus.
All of the naming opportunities already claimed by all of our generous donors remain intact in our
revised plans, and we look forward to adding the inscribed bricks as planned to commemorate all of our
generous Pave the Way donors in the paving designs at the entrances to these new school buildings.
These building renovations will be the first phase of our updated school expansion plan. For the second phase of expansion, we will be researching how best to use the buildings and field space on the new
property to expand our school programs and enhance our athletic facilities.
With the Lord’s blessing, and through the diligence of board members, administrators, faculty, and staff who seek to honor God, SRCS has transformed the lives of thousands of students and families. We are asking you to join us by supporting this campaign to make this important expansion project a reality for our current students and generations to come.
For thirty-nine years, Spanish River Christian School (SRCS) has been enriching minds, engaging hearts, and empowering leaders to impact the world for Christ. Founded in 1982 by pastor Dr. David Nicholas and Spanish River Church, SRCS has been on a mission to educate preschool through 8th-grade students spiritually, socially, and academically. Through a program of academic excellence, artistic engagement, and athletic distinction, the School develops its students in mind, body, and character into young people who are ready and able to make a positive difference in the world around them. Anchored in a long- standing commitment to honor, respect, and persevere, SRCS has always been led by an extraordinary faculty that has ensured the school’s excellence and has been a cornerstone of the experience.
Today, more than forty administrators and teachers bring their expertise, their commitment, and their care to every conversation and every teaching moment -- in classrooms and labs, in Chapels and on stages, on playing fields, and beyond -- to ensure that our students develop into the best versions of themselves. SRCS has graduated over a thousand students since its first 8th grade graduating class in 1998, and local high schools refer to our graduates as the “complete package.” SRCS students are known for being intelligent, articulate, and compassionate leaders. The administration, faculty, and staff continue the legacy of spiritual leadership and academic excellence for all of the students who walk through our doors.
This expanded improvement will enhance the safety and health of the entire SRCS community and improve both the student and visitor experience. The safety and security of our students is a top priority, and we have put in place many security measures over the past eighteen years. The past incidents of violence involving schools all over the country have prompted us to move forward with plans for an indoor cafeteria. Since 1997, students have been eating snacks and lunches in our outdoor pavilion. With no access control or barrier to isolate the children from a threat, it was recommended that we relocate these activities to an interior location to reduce the children’s exposure. Inclement weather (heavy rain, lightning, extremely cold, or hot days) is also a threat to student safety when eating outdoors.
As alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, and friends of SRCS reflect on the time they have spent on campus, they speak of profound personal and spiritual development and life-long relationships, describing changes that may not have been possible somewhere else. That development and growth occurred as a result of the people and caring sense of community that is uniquely present here. This campaign will make these life-changing transformations possible for current and future generations of students. We ask you to join us in making this important project a reality.
HOW TO GIVE VIA CHECK
Checks may be mailed to: Spanish River Christian School, Attn: Cheryl Burdin, 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Please put "Building Fund" in the memo line.
HOW TO GIVE VIA STOCK/WIRE TRANSFER
For stock or wire transfer donations, please contact the SRCS Headmaster by calling the school office: (561) 994-5006.
PAVE THE WAY- $6,000 DONATION
A donation of $6,000 will help us pave the walkways leading to the north and south entrances of the new building with an engraved brick. Inscribed on the brick will be the name designated by the giving family or individual.
PLEDGE A LEAF
An individual commitment of $1,000-$5,000 will receive a brass leaf to be placed on a branch of our existing "Giving Tree" in the main hallway of Building E. Inscribed on the leaf will be the name designated by the giving family or individual.